Facebook enlists anchors from CNN, Fox News, Univision for news shows
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it would introduce U.S. news programs this year hosted by Anderson Cooper of CNN, Shepard Smith of Fox News and Jorge Ramos of Univision to try to improve the quality of news on the social network.
Amazon Officially Greenlights 'Underground Railroad,' Barry Jenkins to Direct All Episodes
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Barry Jenkins has committed to direct all eleven episodes of his upcoming Amazon adaptation of Colson Whitehead's book "The Underground Railroad," which has officially been ordered to series at the streaming giant.
'Apprentice' contestant's lawsuit against Trump to proceed: NY judge
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former contestant on Donald Trump's reality TV show "The Apprentice" may pursue her defamation lawsuit against the U.S. president, a New York state judge ruled on Tuesday, despite Trump's effort to have an appeals court put it on hold.
Miss America to end its swimsuit segment during annual competition
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The nearly century-old Miss America competition will drop its well-known swimsuit competition this year and will no longer judge contestants based on their physical appearance, a top organization official said on Tuesday.
Sara Gilbert Says She Stands Behind ABC's Decision to Cancel 'Roseanne'
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Roseanne" star Sara Gilbert addressed the cancellation of ABC's "Roseanne" on Monday's episode of "The Talk."
Netflix Orders Dolly Parton Anthology Series Based on Her Music
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Dolly Parton has found a new way to make a living.
TV Review: 'Condor' and 'Yellowstone,' With Kevin Costner
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The allure of genre is still with us, even as so much of what's best on television has left it behind. Sure, "The Handmaid's Tale" has built often-thrilling tonal lurches into its dystopian vision and "Atlanta" shares only a running time (and sometimes not even that) with its forbears in the half-hour comedy space. But for showrunners looking for a clear way to lock in viewers, the tropes and the sensibilities of well-worn storytelling forms seem, still, a good place to start, even when the audience may have moved on.
Climate disasters will hit women hardest, says 'Handmaid's Tale' author
LONDON, June 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women will suffer most from the devastation of climate change, as lawlessness triggered by disasters and food shortages make them vulnerable to rape and other violence, acclaimed dystopian novelist Margaret Atwood said on Friday.
Trump calls for comedian Samantha Bee's firing after crude Ivanka slur
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump called on Friday for comedian Samantha Bee to be fired after she made a vulgar comment about his daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump on her cable television program.
TV Review: 'Dietland'
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - When I first saw a trailer for "Dietland," I couldn't understand the "Devil Wears Prada" meets "Fight Club" divided by "9 to 5" story it was trying to sell. But after actually seeing a few episodes of "Dietland" ... well, the same confusion holds true.
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